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Title XIV
TAXATION AND FINANCE
Chapter 193
ASSESSMENTS
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F.S. 193.4517
193.4517 Assessment of agricultural equipment rendered unable to be used due to Hurricane Michael.
(1) As used in this section, the term:
(a) “Farm” has the same meaning as provided in s. 823.14(3)(a).
(b) “Farm operation” has the same meaning as provided in s. 823.14(3)(b).
(c) “Unable to be used” means the tangible personal property was damaged, or the farm, farm operation, or agricultural processing facility was affected to such a degree that the tangible personal property could not be used for its intended purpose.
(2) For purposes of ad valorem taxation and applying to the 2019 tax roll only, tangible personal property owned and operated by a farm, farm operation, or agriculture processing facility located in Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin, Leon, or Wakulla County is deemed to have a market value no greater than its value for salvage if the tangible personal property was unable to be used for at least 60 days due to the effects of Hurricane Michael.
(3) The deadline for an applicant to file an application with the property appraiser for assessment pursuant to this section is August 1, 2019.
(4) If the property appraiser denies an application, the applicant may file, pursuant to s. 194.011(3), a petition with the value adjustment board which requests that the tangible personal property be assessed pursuant to this section. Such petition must be filed on or before the 25th day after the mailing by the property appraiser during the 2019 calendar year of the notice required under s. 194.011(1).
(5) This section applies retroactively to January 1, 2019.
History.s. 2, ch. 2019-42.